Internships and Research



intern at 3M

Internships and Research

Internships allow you to refine your skills, broaden your perspective and make valuable professional connections. It can also lead directly to full-time work.

Alumna Sally Cook maximized her career potential by working as a sales intern with 3M, in addition to participating in sales competitions and the one-of-a-kind Mayo Innovation Scholars Program. She completed 43 informational interviews as a student — a St. Kate’s record (usually, we ask you to do five) — and received multiple job offers, including one from 3M.

Health care sales major Kelsey Kromminga also received a job offer from 3M after completing a summer internship at the company headquarters in St. Paul.

Other St. Kate’s internship sites include:

  • AssurX
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Ecolab
  • Mead Johnson Nutritionals
  • Owens & Minor
  • Upsher Smith
  • Verscene

Research opportunities

St. Kate’s Assistantship Mentoring Program (AMP) is innovative, paid work-and-learning experience that pairs students in their junior or senior year with faculty or staff mentors on specific projects. Learn more in our University magazine, SCAN.

Networking opportunities

St. Kate’s Professional Partnership Program matches you with our alumnae mentors in companies such as Pfizer, Searle Pharmaceuticals and Cargill.

St. Kate’s Center for Sales Innovation offers you a variety of networking and professional development opportunities, including the Sales Executive Forum and Women's Sales Leaders Program — the only one in the United States designed for women sales professionals.